Wide Management winging its way to Rotterdam and Berlin
by Fabien Lemercier
- Fado by German director Jonas Rothlaender and We Are Never Alone by Czech filmmaker Petr Vaclav shine brightly on the company’s slate
Always on the lookout for new European discoveries, French international sales agent Wide Management will have several trump cards on show when it arrives at the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam (27 January-7 February 2016) and the 66th Berlin Film Festival (11-21 February).
At Rotterdam, Loïc Magneron’s team will be negotiating deals for Fado [+see also:
interview: Jonas Rothlaender
film profile] by German director Jonas Rothlaender, which will have its international premiere in the Bright Future programme. This feature debut, which is also the director’s graduation film, has just been unveiled in competition at the Max Ophüls Prize Festival. The story revolves around a young German doctor who travels to Lisbon in order to try to win back his ex-girlfriend. These two characters will indeed get close to one another again, but the darker sides of their shared past will soon catch up with them...
At the Berlinale’s European Film Market, Wide Management will be pinning its hopes on two movies accepted into the various sections of the festival, among other titles: We Are Never Alone [+see also:
interview: Petr Vaclav
film profile] by Czech director Petr Vaclav (read the article – co-produced by French outfit Cinéma Defacto), which will have its world premiere in the Forum, and Nakom by Kelly Daniela Norris and TW Pittman (a co-production between Ghana and the USA), which will be on show in the Panorama.
Also featuring among the completed films on the line-up are the Dutch-Belgian thriller Clean Hands [+see also:
film profile] by Tjebbo Penning, Go Home [+see also:
film profile] by Jihane Chouaib (a co-production staged by France together with Switzerland, Belgium and Lebanon – toplined by Golshifteh Farahani) and the Israeli-German drama The Interrogation by Erez Pery (based on the writings left by Rudolf Höss, the commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, before his execution). Also of note are the thrillers Pseudonym by French director Thierry Sebban (which will come out in French theatres on 9 March) and The Writer's Burrow by Spaniard Kurro Gonzalez.
(Translated from French)